Destiny's Past

Destiny's Past

by Patricia C. Lee


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ISBN-13: 9780994851222
Publisher: Phoenix Literary Publishing
Publication date: 08/22/2015
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pat is a playwright and award winning author who has had a love affair with the written word since childhood, many times immersing herself in the stories of Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. Her active imagination gave inspiration to short stories and her first play as a teen.

Her full-length play The Truth About Lies was staged at a regional theatrical competition in 2006. She was selected as "One of 50 Authors You Should be Reading" in 2012. One of her novels achieved a finalist slot in the 2013 International Book Award Contest - fantasy category. She was also a winner in the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Short Story contest for A Holy Night.

Although still in pursuit of a place truly called home, Pat shares her life with her husband and three cats, all of which claim rule over the house at one point or another. Besides dreaming up her next novel, she also enjoys traveling, baking, camping, wine, and of course reading - not necessarily in that order.

You can find her on Facebook, her website or send her an email at

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Destiny's Past 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Destiny's Past, Book 1 Daughters of the Crescent Moon Trilogy, Patricia C. Lee Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy I really liked the sound of this, but as does happen sometimes even though its a well written story, a great debut book it just didn’t really work for me. I found it hard to be convinced of the story, and didn’t really connect to either Kelly or Jarek. That means for me the story becomes kind of mundane, I need to feel empathy with the leads and to feel “there” with them and I just didn’t. That's just a personal issue though, I can see others are raving about this and that’s great for them, and as we all want different things from books its bound to happen. There are readers for every book, its choosing the right one that is hard, and though I thought this would work for me I was wrong. I just felt like an onlooker, watching, rather than being in the story and even put it aside a few times as I felt myself not concentrating. Usually I get lost in a book, much to the dismay of those around me who get irritated when I fail to respond to questions – used to drive my parents mad, then friends, then husband and now its the kids. Luckily no 1 son is a reader like this so he understands ;-) Anyway, I’m not really sure why this story didn’t work better for me, its a fun plot and I was expecting to be sucked in to a riveting past/present mystery. I think maybe it was that everything seemed so slick, it was question – meet the answer, when what I need is question – what could have/who could have and why? I needed more twists and puzzles. Add in that Kelly and Jarek just didn’t feel real and I guess that's my issue. Still, remember that's just me, this could be just what you’re looking for, and it has many readers who are hooked into the series already. For me its a book I’m glad I tried but won’t be looking for more from the series but I’d happily try a different one from Patricia. Stars: Three, well written but not really one for me . ARC supplied by publisher and Netgalley
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite "Destiny's Past" is a book about time travel and the magic powers held by the female line in a certain family that uses this power for good. Kelly, a medical examiner, finds herself caught up in a mystery of time travel and discovers she is a descendant of a very special family of women. Patricia C Lee's new book, "Destiny's Past", is a fascinating mystery. It stars when Kelly is about to perform an autopsy and realizes the corpse is still breathing! Next she finds out the corpse, Jarek, is from 2000 years in the past. Kelly must then use her medical expertise to save Jarek's life and answer the question, how did he travel to the future and why? "Destiny's Past" is fast-paced and involves the wild romance of Kelly and Jarek. Kelly is not sure she wants to get involved but can't resist the handsome stranger from a different time. This is a wonderful and sometimes steamy paranormal romance you won't want to miss!
Lusee More than 1 year ago
On a hot summer day I was in need of something to read. Something that would capture my attention so I could ignore the screaming grandchildren. Destiny's Past accomplished that feat--amazing in itself. Straight-laced Kelly Richards, Medical Examiner, runs headlong into a paranormal world where magic resides. Jarek is our hero, a dead man who claims he's from another world--a prince in fact, of Leisos, a magical world where he rules. Since this is a paranormal romance, time-traveling duo, you know what happens next. One look into his eyes and Kelly falls in love--or lust--whatever it is, the pull Jarek has on her soul is overwhelming. However, someone is trying to kill Jarek so he has to travel forward into the future to find a cure. Then, he'll have to travel back into the past to find out who the traitor is. In the meantime, Jarek has to decide what he wants more. His life or Kelly, the woman of his dreams. Lee is a fluid writer who manages to pull off a time-travel novel without leaving threads behind. (Except the few that will lead to the sequel.) It's a quick read and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it to those with a love of the paranormal!
paranormalromancereader More than 1 year ago
This is a book that grabs you and won't let go. Time travel books can be tricky but Ms. Lee has managed to weave a world that is complex, interesting and realistic. The heroine, a pragmatic scientist, has to learn to believe in the unbelievable, a man who came from the distant past in order to save his life and that of his brother. And each of the characters have to learn to trust each other in order to save themselves. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Halarie More than 1 year ago
Oh I loved this story so much I did not put it down till the end. Something different and I love the humor. I hope to find more to read by Patricia.
ElizabethLouis More than 1 year ago
A great read that sucks you in page by page. The author manages to describe and develop characters and scenes while moving right along so your turning pages as fast as you can read them. I love that you're not left completely hanging at the end of this first book of what is to be a trilogy. I'll be pre-ordering my copy of book #2!